Welcome to the world of people who would like to sell their home, but can’t fathom attempting to unload a house in the current real estate market. Instead, many homeowners turn inward and want to beef up their homes with Virginia basement remodeling in order to either enjoy what they have (and are stuck with) or increase the perceived value enough to make it a more interesting buy.
Some people tack a hefty price tag on Virginia basement remodeling but it’s not as costly as many people perceive. You can actually get a lot of value out of that unused living space, even if you work with a general contractor to tackle the project and finish your basement.
You can start saving immediately by properly planning out the renovation and remodel of your basement. Before you dive into the project, take the time to plan exactly what you want to do with the basement. A rec room will have a very different foot print when compared to an extra bedroom or two with an additional bathroom.
Another part of the planning phase involves creating a task list of what you need to accomplish during the remodel. This task list can help you identify the contractors and work needed to complete the job. If you’re not sure what will go into the remodel, consult with a general contractor who can help refine the list and put you in touch with the right subcontractors.
Too many homeowners try to save a couple bucks by tackling the entire job on their own. That’s the kind of project that takes months and even years to complete. It’s best to work with a general contractor. You can still save money by chipping into the work. You may not be installing the carpeting or hanging drywall but you can put paint on the walls and save a good deal of money that way.
The economy in Virginia might have made it difficult to sell a home but that’s no reason you can’t enjoy your home with a little basement remodeling. Finish your basement and get that rec room you’ve always wanted, or create the perfect lounge for you and your family. If you’re going to live there you might as well enjoy it.